French B1 Course Overview

Do you want to know what the French B1 Curriculum is? I am going to show you what you need to know for French B1.

The B1 level is based on the CEFR level scale.

Please also read my article on how to learn french by studying 1 hour a day to understand how you can best learn French.

Once you complete this course you will know the following

Who is the course for?

This French B1 course is for people that have already finished the A2 course. If you are not sure what your level is, then please take a level estimation test.

Learning Path

In this chapter we are going to examine the Verbs in the French B1 Curriculum.

Verbs are sometimes also called action words. They cause something to happen in a sentence. They are the source of action and movement.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Pronouns in the French B1 Curriculum.

pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase.

Some examples are: I, you, he, she, we, and they.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Articles and Nouns in the French B1 Curriculum.

An article is a word that is used in front of a noun. In English we have definite articles and indefinite articles. The definite article is “the”, and the indefinite ones are “a” and “an”.

Nouns are humans, animals, plants, and things.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Idioms in the French B1 Curriculum.

An Idiom is a set construction that is often used in a language.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the French B1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the French B1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Prepositions and Conjuctions in the French B1 Curriculum.

In English there are many prepositions: in, out, next to, before, after, behind, in front of etc.

French has these as well. We will learn how to use them.

French B1: Verbs

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When to use the Futur Simple

How to Form the Futur Simple

Futur Simple: Regular -er Verbs

Futur Simple: Regular -ir Verbs

Futur Simple: Regular -re Verbs

Futur Simple: Semi-regular ayer/oyer/uyer Verbs

Futur Simple: é-consonant-er/e-consonant-er/-eler Verbs 

Futur Simple: Avoir

Futur Simple: Être

Futur Simple: Aller

Futur Simple: Faire

Futur Simple: Pouvoir

Futur Simple: Vouloir

Futur Simple: Devoir

Futur Simple: Savoir

Futur Simple: Croire

Futur Simple: Dire

Futur Simple: Lire

Futur Simple: Boire

Futur Simple: Écrire

Futur Simple: Venir/Tenir

Futur Simple: Recevoir

How to form the Conditionnel Présent

When to use the Conditionnel Présent

Conditionnel Présent: Si Clauses

Conditionnel Présent: Regular -er Verbs

Conditionnel Présent: Regular -ir Verbs

Conditionnel Présent: Regular -re Verbs

Conditionnel Présent: Avoir

Conditionnel Présent: Être

Conditionnel Présent: Aller

Conditionnel Présent: Faire

Conditionnel Présent: Pouvoir

Conditionnel Présent: Vouloir

Conditionnel Présent: Devoir

Conditionnel Présent: Savoir

Conditionnel Présent: Croire

Conditionnel Présent: Dire

Conditionnel Présent: Lire

Conditionnel Présent: Boire

Conditionnel Présent: Écrire

Conditionnel Présent: Venir/Tenir

Conditionnel Présent: Devenir

French B1: pronouns

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que vs qui

[that, which, whom]

ce que vs ce qui

[what vs which]

[where and when]

celui, celle, ceux, celles

[the one(s)]

Replacing adjectives with le

Using le/l’ to refer to previously mentioned things

French B1: Articles and nouns

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de/d’ instead of des before adjectives that precede nouns

French B1: Idioms

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avoir du mal avec/à

[to struggle with]

d’ici + (moment dans le temps)

[expressing deadlines]

faillir + infinitive

[to almost do something]

negation of depuis: 

Le Présent vs Le Passé Composé

partir, sortir, quitter, laisser

[to leave]

Passé Composé: Passer (Avoir & Être)

passer et réussir un examen

[to take and pass an exam]

passer vs se passer vs se passer de

French B1: negations

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aucun(e) (verb) ne

[none of them] 

ne (verb) nulle part

[nowhere]

ni l’un(e) ni autre ne…

[neither]

 

personne ne…

[no one]

rien ne…

[nothing]

 

ne…que in compound tenses

[only]

double negatives

ne (verb) pas with reflexive verbs in compound tenses

French B1: questions and interrogatives

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How to form inverted question with nouns in the passé composé

 

French B1: Adjectives and adverbs

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Adjectives ending with -al

ancien

[former/old]

 

certain

[sure/specific]

 

tous les + (duration)/ chaque

[every/each]

 

cher

[expensive/dear]

 

dernier

[previous/final]

même

[very/exact/itself/precise/even]

propre

[clean/own]

Comparisons

Comparisons with Phrases

Superlatives of Adjectives

Irregular Comparatives

Irregular Superlatives and Comparatives

French B1: Prepositions and conjunctions

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Expressing Distance

Holidays